I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge that emphasizes attention to sensory detail and the little things in life.

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the images and scene below.

SCENE: A day of demolition brings forth a large pile of debris. What was there, now vanishing: The old three-story married-student housing on a college campus is being cleared so a new welcome center can be constructed. The demolition crew keep the water running all day (a bit ironic as it’s raining). The thunderous sounds of heavy machinery crash through and drive over brick and stone. The smell of wet earth is mixed with the scent of diesel fuel.

RESPONSE:  Combining the sensory information in the scene/photos above with your own experience/imagination, write a short poem or paragraph in response. This month, consider responding to the prompt by writing a cinquain (or a cinquain sequence). JS Graustein (Editor in Chief) will select one response to be highlighted on the blog and its author will receive a free chapbook (choice from stock on-hand). Enter your poem/paragraph in the form below no later than 21:00 Eastern on 21 July 2016. The winning response will be announced/posted 25 July 2016, and its author sent a list of chapbooks to choose from.


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dt.haase is a haiku poet, regular contributor to unFold, and a wanderer for wonder

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